|Sitting in my basement,waiting for "the day" it would be finished|
Then I became inspired when I made a dead plant with a spider hanging off it's branch and some bottles of "spooky" ingredients a witch might have. I made these for a friend (and made some for myself as well). (Blog post about my Dead Plant with Spider.) I glued them onto a shelf.
Tish's Versailles Fashion Dolls) has a sitting witch that I loved! She was perfect! I ordered her and got working on the floor of the pumpkin...
|Bottom filled with Plaster of Paris|
In went the Plaster of Paris to even out the floor...It hardened within a few hours as the directions had indicated on the Plaster of Paris box, but it took days upon days to fully dry out as the temperature kept dropping at night below the recommended curing temperature and I did not realize it. While it was drying out I strung some bats to the ceiling. The bats are rubber (where to buy the bats) so I could thread a needle with transparent thread and sew the little blood suckers into place:
|Bats flying around the place|
|Light makes my cat on a branch design stand out!|
|Love my sitting pretty witch!|
But I really wanted my witch to have a carved, lit up pumpkin. I tried to make one myself (Pumpkin Fiasco) but when that didn't work out the way I thought, I finally found a hollow, carved pumpkin on Etsy (Artistique's Etsy Shop) and decided it was worth the money to get it. I then added the flickering LED bulb to it to make it light up! Here's the video of my pumpkin in a pumpkin:
|Room and Pumpkin lit up|
|Ready for those Trick-or-Treaters|
|Still loving my bats|